Klickitat Valley Health is seeking a Full-time 40 hrs/wk MT or MLT to join their team.
The Medical Technologist serves patients by performing a variety of clinical tests, including complex analysis of: microscopic, immunologic, biologic, bacteriologic, hematologic and chemical tests and reporting results to the physician/provider for use in diagnosis, treatment, and/or monitoring treatment of disease. The Medical Technologist may also works in conjunction with health care providers and other staff members by answering phones, responding to requests for information and by performing other duties assigned by the Laboratory Manager or Medical Director. The Medical Technologist demonstrates excellence in customer service during interactions with employees, managers/supervisors, patients, patient family members, customers, vendors, etc. and works collaboratively with colleagues and departments throughout the organization to provide optimal care services in a professional, ethical and knowledgeable fashion. Maintains a safe, clean and organized work environment. The Medical technologist is aware of the potential exposure to internal and external hazardous materials, including but not limited to: blood and blood borne pathogens, infectious/communicable diseases, potential physical injury well caring for patients.
Education / Licensure:
Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or related life science field preferred.
Certification through ASCP, AMT, NCA or other certifying agency required.
Current Washington State license required.
Current Washington State Medical Assistant-Phlebotomist certification required.
BLS certification required within 90 days of hire.
Minimum six (6) months’ Laboratory work experience preferred.
Demonstrates knowledge of medical technology sciences; patients’ rights; exposure control; universal precautions; infection control, etc.
Demonstrates ability to deliver age-specific, cultural, physical and psychosocial well-being of patients and visitors as they relate to test processing and understanding the differences in reference ranges of results from specimens received in the provision of laboratory services.
Requires critical thinking skills, ability to make good decisions, listen and accept advice from others, demonstrate maturity and good judgment and the ability to work with regular supervision.
Perform various sensory requirements such as: vision, speech, touch, manual dexterity, fine motor skills and hearing while performing job duties.
Promote/deliver exceptional customer service to both internal (patients and staff) and external customers (visitors and vendors)
Demonstrate positive and effective interpersonal and communication skills with colleagues, patients, families, physicians, volunteers and community.
Work productively, cohesively within a team and resolve conflict/differences in a positive manner.
Work in a stressful/demanding environment and take appropriate action to ensure quality of patient care, ability to cope with both physical and emotional demands of the job, must maintain a calm and composed manner.
Demonstrate attention to detail, follow oral and written instructions precisely, and maintain a high degree of accuracy; risk of error could result in significant harm or loss.
Adaptability is essential to respond the needs of a department with unpredictable volume and resources.
Ability to anticipate tasks and prioritize assignments.
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
Experience with using everyday computer electronic tools (e.g., email, data retrieval, voicemail, and internet/intranet).
Additional Salary Information: Relocation/Sign on Bonus available if applicable, Medical/Dental/Vision/Rx, Retirement, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, HSA or FSA options, Generous Paid Time Off package.
Internal Number: (#7500-2926)
About Klickitat Valley Health
Klickitat Valley Health is a rural, critical-access hospital located in scenic Goldendale, Washington, only two hours from Portland along the breathtaking Columbia River Gorge. KVH offers emergency and acute inpatient care and a full scope of ancillary services. The KVH team consists of approximately 250 staff members and considers it an honor to offer high quality healthcare to our friends, family and neighbors.
Goldendale has a population of 3,500 and is nestled among the rolling Simcoe Hills with gorgeous views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, skiing, kayaking, and windsurfing are world-class with the Columbia River and untouched wilderness just minutes away. Locals enjoy the cultural offerings of Hood River and Portland, as well as the dozens of wineries that dot the landscape throughout the Columbia River Gorge. Each of the four seasons are prominent with beautiful wild-flowers in the Spring and fiery orange colors in the Fall.